How is it that we appear surprised, when a trying moment enters our lives? I guess we feel that as Christians; that God has us safely sealed within a spiritual bubble, where nothing can harm us. One thing I will say…I have news for us all…this just doesn’t happen this way because we need to remember that as Christians, we are constantly fighting, what I call the opposition…Satan himself.
In 1 Peter 4:12, we read… “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:” One thing that I’d like to say right now; is that there is no way that we can escape the trials that come our way…for Satan is going to be constantly fighting us for our souls. The test will truly be won, when we can lean on God…focus on God and remain committed to God…no matter what we face. When we have a love for God that never wavers or withers away, during these difficult times; then that love will keep us connected to a God, whose power can carry us through the hard times.
Remember what the verse says above…“think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you,” These difficult moments we experience should never come as a surprise to us because God is not only allowing them into our lives to try us; but to make us stronger and create new growth within our lives. If we never face the challenging moments with God; then how can new growth and a greater strength enter our beings?
We all face moments that we don’t want to face; but if we could look at these moments, as a time, when God is about to produce something better and greater within us; then we would probably find ourselves running the race...with great determination, while leaning on a God, who can cause us to leap over the obstacles that Satan places in our paths. I have come to see that no strength can be found, when we choose to give up and sit on the sidelines of life.
No matter what you’re walking through today…take hold of a God, who will fill you with His great power…a power that will cause you to run endlessly and leap high over despair! Praise Him!